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By December 12, 2014 at 9:00 am

The semester is over, finals are completed and what better way to celebrate than to go on a day trip to some of the best places in Arizona? see more

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Hunting down holiday lights

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By December 11, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Now until January, Valley communities will have light up the night. Here are the four different ways you can enjoy the decorations and get into the holiday spirit. see more

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A queen among students

Graphic by Luu Nguyen

By December 1, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Jordan Wessel feels pretty out of place when she has any rare moment of down time. But she doesn’t look like it. Take today for instance – she looks chic in a royal-blue maxi skirt with her blonde hair in waves while waiting in line at Starbucks. She says this will be her first ever […]

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Belonging: A family finds a home

Graphic by Luu Nguyen

By November 24, 2014 at 1:20 pm

When Claudia Schulz pulled up at the house in south Phoenix, Martha Alvarez was standing on the sidewalk under the plum tree in the front yard, wiping tears from her round face. In the midday of an Arizona July, the heat was oppressive. The two women were waiting for Martha’s husband, Juan Villagomez. “It feels […]

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Graduate team to help aspiring artists market their talent

Photo by Daniel Santa Cruz

By November 21, 2014 at 12:00 am

The event, affectionately called SAM for short, will be held Saturday, Nov. 22nd in Casey Moore’s parking lot from 2-6 p.m. Graduate students, Kara Chesser, Mollie Flanagan, Ashley Laverty, Shelby Maticic and Emily May, all of whom are Master of Fine Arts students, will oversee the event. see more

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The "basic" problem with labels

Graphic by Mackenzie McCreary.

By November 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

Nursing senior Paige Ramirez doesn’t have time for labels. “If I am a ‘basic bitch’ because I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes, then I guess I really don’t care,” she says. “I’ll just sit here with my basic coffee and be basic and let the negative people talk.” The term “basic” has made a quick ascent […]

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What are your pregame traditions?

Photo by Luu Nguyen

By November 19, 2014 at 9:15 am

SPM asks students what traditions they have before a game in order to ensure a Sun Devil win. “Actually I am the secretary of the student alumni association and I’m super involved. Football’s like our thing. We just finished our float so from about 4-8 I go and help out with the party on old […]

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The student-ticket dilemma

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By November 18, 2014 at 12:00 am

The student ticket distribution process plays a key role in ASU's transformation on game day. see more

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Q&A: Sun Devil Marching Band

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By November 17, 2014 at 8:57 am

Interdisciplinary studies junior and tuba player Matt Bransfield provides a peek into life on the ASUSDMB. Political science alumnus and trumpet player Ashton Jackson played with the band during this year's homecoming game and remembers her days on the line. see more

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All's fair in parking and payment

Some Sun Devil fans willing to pay the price for parking on game day. Photo by Luu Nguyen

By November 14, 2014 at 12:00 am

What's the most infuriating part of game day? Definitely the signs promoting parking for ridiculous amounts of money. see more

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Awaiting admission: Students camp out for the perfect seat

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By November 13, 2014 at 12:00 am

Officially an ASU student, Jordan could hardly wait for the first football game of the season. But he wasn't prepared for the madness of obtaining tickets. So the next time, he devised a plan. see more

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Combing for contraband: Bag checks and their security measures

Photo by Luu Nguyen

By November 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

Bag checking may be an inconvenience to some, but for others it represents a necessary security measure. see more

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A tarnished tradition: Tailgating culture at ASU

Photo by Jessica Obert

By November 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

With several new regulations in place, SPM takes a trip through ASU's tailgating on game day to observe the effects. see more

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A pyramid of spirit

Photo Courtesy of Tyler Murphy

By November 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

ASU’s Spirt Squad is a co-ed cheerleading team that helps create an ecstatic environment. Sparky’s Crew is the men’s stunting side of the squad. These eight men help motivate the crowd and are the muscles in the Spirit Squad. see more

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SPM's Game Time

Photo by Luu Nguyen

By November 7, 2014 at 12:00 am

SPM’s final issue of the fall semester is about ASU’s football culture. Game Time hits stands November 12th. Video by Luu Nguyen. Reach the editor in chief at mamccrea@asu.edu or via Twitter @mmccreary6.

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Food sustainability growing across ASU

Photo by Luu Nguyen

By November 6, 2014 at 12:00 am

Composting, campus harvesting and consumption reduction are key in making ASU’s dining halls and food services more sustainable. see more

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Violinists hone their passion with Studio 451

Photo courtesy of Lauren Blair

By November 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

ASU students and their professor discuss their class after a recent recital. see more

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Affordable, Simplistic, Olive You

Photo by Luu Nguyen

By November 4, 2014 at 12:00 am

Olive You, a boutique located at the Vista del Sol complex, is dedicated to helping girls in a similar situation. They create put-together attire rather than the last minute outfit so many girls are all too familiar with. see more

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ASU alumna makes handbags with heart

Photo by Luu Nguyen

By November 3, 2014 at 12:00 am

Jennifer Boonlorn graduated ASU in 2001 with a degree in business. Today she is using that degree in her unique handbag collection: Soul Carrier. see more

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Carving a meaning out of Halloween

By October 31, 2014 at 3:17 pm

This time of year brings with it a unique kind of aura, but it’s hard to place exactly what that feeling is. Why exactly does this time of year feel different than the rest, and what’s the meaning behind it? See what these ASU students had to say. Reach the reporter at gburnton@asu.edu or via Twitter […]

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A frightening venture

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By October 31, 2014 at 12:38 am

Viewer discretion advised for use of intense video footage, flashing lights and scary situations. The arrival of Halloween is a bittersweet time of year. This weekend we’ll hit play to our last horror film of the season, eat our final bits of fun-sized treats and step one last time into our ghoulish costumes. But before […]

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What do you stand for?

By Luu Nguyen

By October 31, 2014 at 12:08 am

Whether it be a cause, character trait, or goal, everyone has that one thing they feel strongly about. SPM asks ASU students what they stand for. “I feel like I stand for the little guy, the one that you can’t really see. You don’t hear their voice a lot, especially when institutions abuse their powers, or when […]

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Pick up the phone: Plastic bottle caps fall through the cracks

Photo by Jessica Obert

By October 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

Arizona's lack of an incentive program reveals a broken recycling system. see more

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A grassroots crusade

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By October 29, 2014 at 12:00 am

Little steps to make a big difference in climate change. see more

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A nonhuman rights movement

Photo by Daniel Santa Cruz

By October 28, 2014 at 12:00 am

Phoenix Animal Liberation Squad demands civil rights fo our animal pals. see more

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Combatting sexual assault on campus

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By October 24, 2014 at 12:00 am

Two ASU students presented their ideas on campus sexual assault at a Harvard conference. see more

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MARC fights to deconstruct female shame

Graphic by Luu Nguyen

By October 23, 2014 at 12:00 am

Menstrual activists encourage open conversations. see more

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Q&A: Project Humanities

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By October 23, 2014 at 12:00 am

Founder and professor Neal Lester answers how the project brings about change. see more

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Creating peace between rivals

Graphic by Luu Nguyen

By October 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

A discussion with two groups on the Palestine-Israel conflict. see more

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Students Take Action Before Upcoming Elections

Sarah Noe is a student and active member in the upcoming campaigns. Photo by Daniel Santa Cruz

By October 21, 2014 at 12:00 am

Some students are taking part in the midterms in a big way – by donating their time and energy to the efforts of the political campaigns. see more

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#amobilemovement

Photo by Luu Nguyen

By October 20, 2014 at 12:00 am

A comprehensive look at the power of #activism. see more

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Barrett passes the mic

Photo by Ashley Durham

By October 17, 2014 at 12:00 am

Barrett shares a cup of coffee and a night of inspiration. see more

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Effective Campaigns

Diana Tran has been a part of the March of Dimes campaign for over 2 years. Photo by Luu Nguyen

By October 16, 2014 at 12:00 am

One student breaks down how to represent a cause. see more

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Breaking the body ideal

Photo by Luu Nguyen

By October 15, 2014 at 12:00 am

A program at Arizona State University aims to combat the pressure from society to look perfect. see more

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Four Restaurants to dine at during a day trip

Photo by Shelby Hyde

By October 8, 2014 at 12:00 am

Here are four different restaurants students should make an effort to dine at while taking a day trip to Glendale, Scottsdale or Gilbert. see more

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Fashionistas style the business of the fashion industry

Photo Courtesy of ASU's Business of Fashion

By October 7, 2014 at 10:51 am

Three Arizona State University students, marketing and journalism senior Audree Lopez, design studies and business marketing senior Chloe Bosmeny and Entrepreneurship alum Lindsay Viker started the Business of Fashion club in the fall of 2013. see more

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TruVote aims to connect public and politicians

Graphic by Luu Nguyen

By October 6, 2014 at 12:00 am

Alex Brusalis wants to make it easier for people to learn about politics using an online service that provides people with information about the people that represent them based on their zip codes. see more

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ASU women entrepreneurs find opportunities with new business grant

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By October 2, 2014 at 7:25 pm

ASU has received a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to create a new initiative to support and advance women-led businesses. see more

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16 and going on five degrees

Photo by Gretchen Burnton

By October 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Now at ASU, AJ has shown that his academic determination has grown stronger over the years. He is furthering his studies in business, science, arts and general studies. see more

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Faux-Chella to liven up ASU music scene

Photo by Luu Nguyen

By October 2, 2014 at 12:00 am

Set for Friday, Oct. 3 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., students are invited to attend a free Coachella-inspired music festival at the Barrett Palm Court arranged and performed solely by ASU students. see more

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Acupuncture study hopes to reduce student stress

Photo by Pauletta Tohonnie

By September 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

Arizona State University’s Health and Wellness Center in Tempe is conducting an acupuncture study to see if the Eastern method of healing can curb student’s perception of their stress levels and improve resilience. see more

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TurboVote activates student voters

Graphic by Josh Eberhard.

By September 29, 2014 at 8:59 am

Through the College of Public Programs, students are developing a new initiative with the goal of registering more ASU students to vote and getting them to their assigned polling place through services offered by TurboVote. see more

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Behind the Curtain: Inside the Boots with Kyle Taylor Parker

Photo by Daniel Santa Cruz

By September 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm

ASU Gammage kicked off its blockbuster-filled 50th season last week with the opening of Kinky Boots. Kyle Taylor Parker, who stars as Lola in the musical, talks with State Press Magazine about what makes the show special to him. Reach the reporter at dcsantac@asu.edu or @run_dsc.  

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"Instameetphoenix" creates instant connections

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By September 26, 2014 at 12:00 am

It’s a warm Wednesday night as people slip in to SoZo Coffeehouse. They keep their phone in hand as they head over to a group huddled at one end of the local coffee shop. Each person’s eyes light up with familiarity as they greet each other. They marvel over the hand-crafted chalkboard wall that uses […]

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How to: Make homemade toothpaste

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By September 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

Learn how to make your own organic and natural toothpaste on a college budget. see more

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Searching for a sea change: A closer look

Photo Courtesy of Kyle Kinzler

By September 24, 2014 at 12:00 am

Kinzler is part of the team, funded by the National Science Foundation, that studies ice samples to understand how phytoplankton function beneath the frozen Arctic surface. see more

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Searching for a sea change

Professor Susanne Neuer out on the field.

By September 23, 2014 at 12:00 am

Today, Professor Susanne Neuer, 50, is an oceanographer at ASU. Now she’s focusing her research on climate change. Through funding from National Science Foundation (NSF) and the School of Life Sciences at ASU, Neuer hopes to gain an increased understanding of the role and fate of oceanic phytoplankton in a changing climate. see more

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A walk for peace brings students together

John Martin Senior- Religion, Public Life & Conflict, & Seema Kassab Senior- Business Economics and Political Science

By September 22, 2014 at 1:00 am

One ASU group, in conjunction with Project Humanities, walked to promote peace and coexistence Friday. see more

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EVOKE-ing innovation

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By September 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

While EVOKE may not necessarily contain fancy gadgets or booby traps, the game creators hope players will feel motivated to help better the world. see more

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Concussion consciousness

Photo courtesy of Bob Merriman.

By September 18, 2014 at 12:00 am

Two ASU alumni have developed Fitguard, an early warning system for concussions that has been fitted inside of a mouth-guard for athletes of all ages and sizes. see more

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